Inspiring Stuff: Slate Tile

Slate tile delivers vibrant colour and earthy feel to outdoor and interior spaces, from terraces and entrance floors to kitchen backsplashes, fireplace surrounds, shower partitions and much more. Slateis a rock which began as shale, and after getting strain and heat under-ground, became the stone we understand now. Its colours vary from gold, grey, blue, green and rust to its own attractiveness, and black, strength and skid-resistant texture allow it to be perfect for a lot of settings. Here are 14 wonderful methods to make use of it:

Christine Suzuki, ASID, LEED AP

Bathroom characteristic wall. Day Light light streaming in through the angled skylights shows off the feel, or clefting, and depth of the green, grey and gold tones in these slate wall tiles. See the smaller organizing tiles on the ground. This bathroom has got the sense of another space.

Harrell Remodeling, Inc.

Shower and bathroom flooring. The normally tough feel of slate causes it to be skid-resistant as well as an excellent choice for wet areas such as the bathroom. The slate-blue glass tile on the bath face, towels and the art enhance the exquisite blue- rust and grey tones of the rock.

Shower wall. An impartial mixture of net-mounted tile provides visual and tactual feel to these shower partitions, plus it goes onto the ground, continuing the seem. This one is a arbitrary rock tile called Falling Water. From Pewter and Flagstone Accents, it may be bought at Creative Tile and Stone. Bigger organizing tile covers the remaining floor.

Rachel Reider Interiors

Dressing space. 1 2″ X12″ grey and honey-toned slate tiles were installed within an offset pattern here. It seems stunning using the cabinet making.

Tracy Stone AIA

Kitchen flooring. It is sensible to make use of slate in the kitchen, where skid resistance and toughness are essential. This flooring tile in a bit of golden, reddish-brown, as well as grays offers the colour palette with this trendy kitchen.

Kitchen back splash. Including a little of the austere with 4″ x4″ tumbled slate tiles on the dash breaks up the sleek end of the cupboards and brings in an all-natural component.

The numerous shades seen in a few slate supply the area a quilt-like look. It could possibly be far better keep the remaining finishes straightforward, in the event you are going for this particular effect. In this kitchen, a decorative design is provided by the backplash and organizing mosaic tile produces framework and an intriguing accent strip for the market over the range.

Anna Lattimore Interiordesign

Dining region. Spills are a cinch to clear on a slate flooring. Nevertheless, as allnatural jewel, do have it sealed nicely, and utilize a ph- rock cleanser for worry-free care.

This slate flooring tile generally seems to own a honed, or easy, end.


Family area. Slate will act as a flooring stuff through the house. This living room is in precisely the same house as the last picture. The tile is from American Slate and is called Molten Palace.

Emily Hagerman Style

This slate, in tans and gentle grays, seems complex in a modern-day living room.

Dorothy Howard AIA, Architect

Entrance space. Slate tile is reasonable in a entrance space. It’s going to help trap soil or any water which you could possibly monitor in, and its own dark shades have become forgiving.

This entrance space features a slate “carpet” in reddish-brown tones.

Quezada Architecture

Staircases. The normal skid-resistance quality makes slate a good pick for stairways. In the event you would rather have a monochromatic appearance with almost no shade variation, you could enjoy this dark, nearly black slate …

ROMABIO / Inside & Outdoor Mineral Based Paints

… or a constant grey-green t One.

Eisner Layout LLC

Indoor-outside. Use exactly the same stuff in and outside to get a seamless appearance. I really like the way that it looks before the windows were installed, the tile was laid.

Notting Hill Gardens | Design Develop Building

Veranda. Because slate is a sturdy substance that’ll resist the elements, it’s a well-known option for patios along with other outside spaces like porches and walks. This veranda is made with numerous dimensions of tiles to generate a design that was pleasant.

Lang Pools Inc.

Pool space. last but most certainly not least, textured slate is going to prevent you from slip-sliding about as you enter and leave the pool. Any rock will appear darker when moist. Take to implementing an improving sealer in the event that you enjoy this appearance.

Mo-Re: Tough, Adaptable Porcelain

Raising the Bar for Vaulted Ceilings

Dwelling spaces that reside in the top floor of building or a house can present a fascinating design problem in the shape of of ceilings that are steeply. The effect is usually lower clearance at least a few of decreased vertical surfaces and the square-footage. However, you’ll find clever methods to make chances out of what may in the beginning look like restrictions. We adore how the the task is addressed by these areas.

Feldman Architecture, Inc.

An attic which may otherwise sense near becomes open, light and airy thanks to four big skylights.

An incline does not readily ask wall artwork that is hung. But something lightweight, big and graphical – maybe not viewing the heart dead on does not alter the audience’s understanding of what it’s – functions flawlessly. We adore that shade of green, also, evoking the impression of being under the boughs of a tree.

It makes sense to tuck a desk beneath a steep incline, because you are likely to be seated there from the wall, anyhow. This corner desk makes clever usage of every inch.

Mahoney Architects & Insides

We adore the way openings have vaulted, creating the all the brightness the windows invite in.


Extended, light skylights and steel joists give this area a high energy, industrial sense. Low, couch-y sofas and a strategically-placed pool dining table make it right into a diversion space that is working.

Feldman Architecture, Inc.

We enjoy how the bed was placed here to increase its residents’ satisfaction of whatever is visible through the windows. Its location below the particularly low slope of the ceiling creates a cosy, nest that is safe.

Soorikian Architecture

This room is impressively hard-working. A tiny room that definitely must function its lay-out, at least a couple of functions makes intelligent, tactical utilization of its own assets and its own challenges. And extended perpendicular skylights keep it

Micky O’Brien

Tough to say if this is the intention, but the elaborate bed, arm chair that is tufted, and delicate curve atop the window make us need to hole up in here using a favourite novel. They a-DD as much as develop an intimate space that appears that it might have really been portion of one.

Robert kiejdan

When everything else else fails: storage.

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Substances: Emphasizing Copper Throughout the House

The phrase “copper” utilized to immediately conjure up pictures of blessed cents and Martha Stewart’s pot rack. Yet my first thought is of the miners. I continue to consider copper as fortunate since these were were saved.

Besides its worth for functions like pipes and communications cable, copper have a special beauty that transforms as it ages. Copper has leapt to kitchen hoods, sinks and counters from the pans of Martha, and from plumbing conduits to sink washbasins, roof elements and gutters.

Randy Thueme Style Inc. – Landscape Architecture

This copper wall that is basket weave will take on a change and patina colour as time passes.

LDa Architecture & Insides

This copper cladded hearth environment amplifies the glow of the hearth.

Cynthia Taylor-Luce

This original copper wall displays mild.

Kerrie L. Kelly

I have noticed this freestanding bath in lavish mansions as well as in pastoral elegant ski chalets. It functions nicely in equally, and every where in between.

InHouse Design Studio

This hammered copper accent wall warms up this pub.

Natalie DiSalvo

Specially when complemented by copper countertops, a hammered copper hood constantly becomes a focus in a kitchen.


Counters and copper accents can take on an extremely modern appearance when paired using a mild kitchen.

Superior Woodcraft, Inc.

Here the copper has has had on the type of a farm sink.

Tali Hardonag Architect

Copper may be used in refined methods, like on a hand rail.

MN Builders

This copper roof/wall depth is an important characteristic of the outside of this house.

MN Builders

Here is the identical house from a space.

Patricia Benson

This copper accent is an excellent example of the means by which the patina changes with time.

Peter L. Gluck and Companions

More outdoor copper having an attractive patina.

Let us have a look at copper has shifted up from conduits to other toilet accents. Here it went upward to the sink.

Tali Hardonag Architect

Here the copper bowl functions as a sink and pairs up using a mirror…

… And here it’s as a tile edge that is special.

Four Corners Construction, L.P.

This picture on hearths from the ideabook of yesterday inspired me to seek out copper uses round the house.

MN Builders

Copper gutters really are an excellent outdoor accent.

Peter L. Gluck and Companions

Copper heightens the dilemma of this entrance.

HartmanBaldwin Style/Develop

A copper display is a successful depth with this fieldstone hearth.

Samuel H. Williamson Associates

A copper roof is an excellent garden accent.

kim E. rooney

The copper bowl displays sun and functions as a fountain.

Leslie Harris / Interiordesign

Copper produces excellent plantings in the backyard at the same time.

Sagan / Piechota Architecture